She is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, founder of the Hilton Hotel chain, and rose to fame in 2003 on the hit show The Simple Life. That same year her sex tape, One Night In Paris, with then-boyfriend Rick Salomon, leaked. After gaining recognition from the show, Paris launched a lifestyle brand in 2004, and went on to land a role in the 2005 House Of Waxremake. In 2006, she released her first album, Paris, and has since made several appearances on TV shows and in movies, and even starred in two more reality series’, Paris Hilton’s My New BFF and The World According To Paris. Her fragrances have earned her over $1 billion and she’s also gained recognition as an international DJ.
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Paris Hilton is best known for her reality show The Simple Life, friendship with Kim Kardashian, and business empire.
Paris Hilton dated Rick Salomon in 2000. In 2002, she got engaged to model Jason Shaw, but they split months later. She moved on to date Nick Carter, and the relationship lasted nearly a year. In 2005, Paris was engaged to Paris Latsis for five months, and in 2008, she dated Benji Madden, before ending things that same year. From 2009-2010, she was linked to The Hills star Doug Reinhardt, and after the breakup she dated Cy Waits until 2011. She then dated River Viieri from 2012-2014. Paris got engaged to Chris Zylka in January 2018. They ended their engagement months later. Paris also used to be best friends with Kim Kardashian; after years apart, they’ve since rekindled their friendship.
Paris was arrested for DUI in September 2006, which led to her license being suspended and a punishment of 36 months of probation. But in 2007, she was pulled over for driving with the suspended license and signed an agreement not to drive — one month later, she was caught speeding in a 35 mph zone, and she spent time in jail later that year. In 2010, Paris was arrested on suspicion of cocaine possession and agreed to a plea bargain of one year probation and 200 hours community service, along with the completion of a drug-abuse program.
Who Is Paris Hilton?
Paris Hilton was born on February 17, 1981, in New York City. The hotel heiress caught the media’s attention after the release of a sex tape in 2003. After starring in The Simple Life, Paris earned a Teen Choice Award in her portrayal in the film House of Wax and her first book Confessions of An Heiress made its way onto the New York Times bestseller list. She has since made her way in and out of the headlines through her romances, music ventures and television shows like The World According to Paris and Hollywood Love Story.
Socialite Paris Whitney Hilton was born in New York City on February 17, 1981, the eldest child of real-estate developer Richard Hilton and socialite Kathy Richards Hilton. Along with sister Nicky and brothers Barron and Conrad, Hilton is one of multiple heirs to the Hilton hotel fortune.
Given the childhood nickname “Star” by her mother and grandmother, Hilton, who began modeling as a child at charitable functions, was born into acting stock. Her maternal grandmother was actress “Big” Kathy Dugan, and aunts Kim and Kyle Richards continue to earn film and television roles. Hilton is also related by marriage to Zsa Zsa Gabor, who wed Hilton’s great-grandfather, Conrad Hilton, and Elizabeth Taylor, who was briefly married to Hilton’s great uncle, Conrad Nicholson Hilton Jr.
Hilton spent her childhood moving from one luxury home to another. While living in the family’s Beverly Hills mansion, she attended her freshman year of high school at the Marywood-Palm Valley School in California. When the Hilton family relocated to New York City in 1996, she continued her studies at the Dwight School. At this time, the family took up residence in a suite at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, and frequently vacationed at a multimillion-dollar home in the Hamptons.